Shockheaded Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri has some unsavory personal habits and beliefs, according to an article in City Pages. Like calling Jews “cheap,” treating women like boobs with legs, using the show’s production team for his own projects—and being creeped out by gays.
Queerty reader Philippe Richard tipped us off to the October 12 cover story, which alleges, among other things:
Fieri… needed protection from homosexuals, or at least advance warning. Early in the show’s run, Page got a phone call from Fieri, who’d just walked out of a restaurant in a huff.
“Guy had decided that the two men running the restaurant were life partners,” Page remembers. “He said, ‘You can’t send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!’”
From then on, show researchers were required to note any indications of homosexuality detected during pre-interviews. (Fieri declined to comment for this story through his spokespeople.)
Former field producer confirms that Fieri made the odd demand about gay guests, and says she witnessed the star become more controlling on set.
After its publication, Fieri’s people dismissed the story as being full of “omissions, basic errors, and complete fabrications,” but it’s obvious the man’s pissed off some homosexuals.
Just look at his hair.